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MoneyTreesbyKAlu

Updated on December 16, 2018

Money & Trees
If money grew on trees
Then crime would've led the way
Old sir soldier would've fenced his'
With barbed wire, electricity and molten clay
If i had one myself, i'd probably guard it
With a battalion of soldiers and scores of angry bandits
Granpa joe told me once a story
Of money and trees and lust for glory
The tragedy of man and flames cause of greed
The results of the planted money seed
'Once', he began, 'coins of great value sprouted and grew
How it happened, not a single soul knew
A young fellow strong and valiant was he
Shrugged his shoulders and climed the money tree
On coming down he had plocked great amounts
That which would be greatly difficult to count
But he was greedy and wanted all wealth to himself
So he told his neighbours, 'away with you! it's for my humble self'
Alas! Gunshots were heard, blood spilled and lives lost
Old soldier the mighty needest the money at all cost
Down went the young valient fellow
Along with his neighbours, the mighty and mellow
sir soldier suddenly felt guilty
'Oh' said he, 'i've failed in my duty,
I killed the innocent for richness and wealth
i can't continue no more, in a bloodguilty health

The last bullet he spent on himself
Down it went and out life flee
This book shall long remain on many, a shelve
Money and trees, a poetry of tragedy.

The End

Thanks for reading

© 2018 Kalu Ogbonnaya

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      Kalu Ogbonnaya 

      2 years ago from Nigeria

      Thanks for reading

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